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Our Next Event -Thursday 2 September 2021

Our Next Event -Thursday 2 September 2021
Our next event which will be held on Thursday 2 September 2021 will offer two options to all who would like to join us to hear our two guest poets, Gabrial Akamo and Luke Palmer read for us (see our information below about these two exciting young poets). First option ...
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September 2nd, 2021 – Guest Poets: Luke Palmer & Gabriel Akamo

September 2nd, 2021 - Guest Poets:  Luke Palmer & Gabriel Akamo
Luke Palmer Luke’s first pamphlet, Spring in the Hospital, won the Prole Pamphlet Contest in 2018. It explores the impact of trauma and grief on those bearing witness to, rather than experiencing the centre of, an event. Judge, Mab Jones, said of it ‘Each piece drew me in and left ...
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August 5th, 2021 – Open Mic Zoom Evening

August 5th, 2021 - Open Mic Zoom Evening
This is an evening where we offer the opportunity to many poets to read and share their work. Slots are generally set at 5 minutes per person.
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July 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Stuart

July 1st, 2021 - Guest Poet: John Stuart
John Stuart is chairman of Fire River Poets and in 2007 initiated this series of poetry events, which owing to the COVID pandemic are currently on-line. He tells us that his parents met when servants (gardener and upstairs maid) at a grand Aberdeenshire house – and only moved to England ...
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June 3rd, 2021 – Guest Poet: Frances Corkey-Thompson

June 3rd, 2021 - Guest Poet: Frances Corkey-Thompson
We are delighted to invite Frances to this FRP Zoom event The transcript of an interview between Frances and FRP Member Graeme Ryan can be read Here Poetry has always, since childhood, meant a lot to Frances. Retiring from teaching gave her time to concentrate on her own writing. Her ...
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May 6th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Moniza Alvi

May 6th, 2021 -  Guest Poet:  Moniza Alvi
Moniza was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. She has published several collections of poetry, including Homesick for the Earth (Bloodaxe 2011), versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle.
Three of her books have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize: her first The Country at My Shoulder (OUP ...
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April 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)

April 1st, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)
Caroline Bird is a poet and playwright. She has six collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, The Air Year, won The Forward Prize for Poetry 2020. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and The Ted Hughes ...
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March 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)

March 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)
We are delighted to welcome Will Harris to this FRP Zoom event, having had to postpone his visit in person last April due to Covid. Will is a poet and critic from London. He is the author of the chapbook, All This Is Implied, and the essay Mixed-Race Superman. He ...
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February 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Greening

February 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  John Greening
We are delighted to invite John Greening to our next FRP Zoom event. John has lived in Upper Egypt, Scotland and the USA, but has been based in Cambridgeshire with his family for many years. Recipient of the Alexandria Prize, Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley Award, he has published over ...
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January 7th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Annie Fisher

January 7th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Annie Fisher
We are delighted to invite Annie Fisher a to start off our year of FRP Zoom events. Annie’s background has been in primary education, initially as a teacher and later as an English adviser. Now semi-retired, she writes poetry for both adults and children. Her writing draws on her classroom ...
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December 3rd, 2020 – OPEN MIC Zoom Event

December 3rd, 2020 - OPEN MIC Zoom Event
To register for this Zoom meeting and optionally request a reading slot, please apply using this Online Booking Form .
Please see Zoom Event Joining Details panel on left (or below if viewing on a phone) ...
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November 5th, 2020 – Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem

November 5th, 2020 - Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem
The guest poets for our third Zoom event will be Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem. Veronica and Virginia are well known to our Taunton audience. Both are accomplished poets and are based in Teignmouth where they are members of the organising group for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. Their biographies appear ...
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